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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Glass Boat Tour - Cozumel, Mexico

 Good morning,

Most of us have heard of and/or have even taken a tour on a glass bottom boat.

This vessel goes a step further!  The entire boat is see-through.

 I took these images from the bridge of Mariner of the Seas while we were docked in Cozumel Mexico.

I have to wonder what the fishies think of this!



Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Sweet Elsa Sleeping

 Good morning,

We are home from our travel, but I'll have a few more images from the trip to share with you in coming days and weeks.

In the meantime, the pups were delighted to have us home.  

This is sweet Elsa asleep on my arm.  I came out of the shower and hugged Elsa, then suddenly realized she was asleep and snoring next to me.

So cute.

 It is good to be home.

All the best,


Monday, June 17, 2024

Needlework and Wood Working Update - June, 2024

 Good morning,

Welcome to the June Needlework and Wood Working Update where we bring together images of all of the things we have made since the last update.  Generally, these Updates are monthly, but we have been traveling so this Update covers the past two months.

 Above is a Large 70" x 56" Afghan Blanket featuring red and pink roses and a burgundy border.  Display this beauty on a bed, couch, or recliner.  This one will brighten any room.  $185. Only one available.  More images and information are here.

This is a 38" x 36" Lap Blanket or Baby Blanket size that I made while we were driving to and from Florida. $60.  More information here.  It's perfect for all ages.

This 55" x 55" Bavarian Stitch Blanket is striking in shades of Blues, Purples, and White.  The highly textured stitch produces a very warm blanket.  It can be folded corner to corner for a comfy shawl, too. $170.  Only one available.  More images and information here.

I loved working with shades of blue and purple so here's another 37" x 37" design in similar colors.  This $75 lap blanket is highly textured and features raised "flowers."  More here.

 And, finally from my needlework studio, here's a Cloche Hat that can also be used as a Chemo Cap.  This one is made of a special soft washable acrylic yarn.  $10.  More information here.

There are more than four dozen more similar hats available from $8 here.

 And, finally for this time, here is a tea rack that Kjell made for our granddaughter, Anna.  Anna drew what she wanted, Grandpa designed it, then Anna came over and they built it together.  Perfect!  :)

That's all for the time.  We're home now and working hard on more items for the shop.  

We sincerely appreciate your encouragement, likes, pins, shares, favorites, and purchases, too!  We appreciate your support of our small business, Evensens Productions, since 2011.  

We hope you'll come take a look at other items in the shop, too.  If your school, church, or other organization asks for donations of items to be sold or raffled and you aren't a crafter yourself, these would be beautiful items to purchase and donate.  Be sure to ask your organization for a receipt if it is a tax deductible contribution. Come visit us here:  Evensens Productions.  Thank you so much!

All the very best until next time,


Sunday, June 16, 2024

Happy Father's Day

 Good morning,

Happy Father's Day to all Fathers!

Today's image is of My Honey enjoying total relaxation aboard Mariner of the Seas.  Ah, yes, what a lovely way to relax.

Also, today, Happy Birthday to our friend, Tor.

All the very best,


Saturday, June 15, 2024

Sail Away from Costa Maya, Mexico

 Good morning,

These are views from the Bridge of Mariner of the Seas as we were pulling away from Costa Maya, Mexico.

 The weather was, again, just spectacular!

 What a lovely view of the sea as the sun prepares to dip down into the sea for the night.


Friday, June 14, 2024

Flag Day - United States of America

 Good morning,

Today is Flag Day in the USA.  

At home we display Old Glory 24/7/365 in front of our home.  Today's image, though, shows our beautiful flag flying in Florida, just South of St. Petersburg, on I-95.

Need I say, this flag is HUGE!




Thursday, June 13, 2024

Windjammer Desserts

 Good morning,

Ah, yes, I am glad to have this image to keep the memory of Windjammer desserts alive.  

These are only two of the choices in the Windjammer Cafe on board Mariner of the Seas.  '

We certainly didn't go hungry while we were aboard!